Little did you know that Walt Disney’s 1964 film erased more than half of the Banks children in the family’s leap to the screen. In P.L. Travers’ original eight-book series, Michael and Jane Banks had twin baby siblings, John and Barbara, who were a major part of the story from as early as Travers’ first book; a year later, Travers’ second book Mary Poppins Comes Back introduced another Banks infant named Annabel. In a subtle nod to the literary Banks, Mary Poppins Returns reassigns two of those lost children’s names—John and Annabel—to two of the three children of grown-up Michael (Ben Whishaw). However, Michael’s third child is a boy named Georgie, so… #JusticeForBarbara, as the kids say.
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